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Retail

The Retail small business archive.

News

Government ‘should write off’ £1.7bn of Covid loan debt

Thousands of small business shopkeepers face collapse because of soaring debt levels incurred during the pandemic

Podcasts

Gerald Ratner: ‘I don’t think it’s right that there’s such a stigma attached to failure. It’s a British disease’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Tim Adler meets Gerald Ratner, an author, motivational speaker and businessman

Outlook

How to cope with the slow return to trade post-lockdown

How businesses can best prepare for the gradual return to normal and the new challenges they face in the process.

Outlook

Government looking at bringing in part-time furlough immediately

MPs and retailers pushing government to allow furloughed shop staff back to work part-time, as they start reopening from June

Outlook

Only allowing part-time furlough work from August doesn’t make sense

Shops are being told to reopen from June but furloughed staff can only work part time from August. Indie retailers face a dire couple of months

Government Grants

Where to find your small business coronavirus grant

Here we provide a round-up of UK local authorities with links to their register pages for small business coronavirus grants.

News

Boris Johnson forces retail shutdown of thousands of small businesses

Boris Johnson has announced a shutdown of most retailers apart from supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware and pet supply stores; newsagents and corner shops

News

Hike corporation tax to cut business rates, urge retail bosses

Retail bosses to call on government to increase corporation tax to 21% to slash business rates by £6bn

Business Ideas & Planning

How to become a retail business owner in 2020

In partnership with BusinessesForSale.com, here are the things that you need to do to become a retail business owner in 2020

Outlook

Shoppers to spend £4.4bn with small retailers this Christmas

British shoppers to buy nearly one fifth of presents from independent retailers, spending on average £88 with indie shops

Outlook

Retailers call for Chancellor to fix ‘broken business rates system’

Fifty retailers call for Chancellor Sajid Javid to freeze increases in business rates to help reform 'broken business rates system'

News

Retail SME numbers growing despite economic uncertainty

SMEs registering to sell products to the retail sector is booming despite economic pall, says barcode body

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?